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death of the First Amendment -- The Nazification of the United States

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Chuck Norris is no pinko-liberal-commie, and Human Events is a very conservative publication. The two have come together to produce one of the most important articles of our time, "Obama's US Assassination Program."

It seems only yesterday that Americans, or those interested in their civil liberties, were shocked that the Bush regime so flagrantly violated the FlSA law against spying on American citizens without a warrant. A federal judge serving on the FISA court even resigned in protest to the illegality of the spying.

Nothing was done about it. "National security" placed the president and executive branch above the law of the land. Civil libertarians worried that the US government was freeing its power from the constraints of law, but no one else seemed to care.

Encouraged by its success in breaking the law, the executive branch early this year announced that the Obama regime has given itself the right to murder Americans abroad if such Americans are considered a "threat." "Threat" was not defined and, thus, a death sentence would be issued by a subjective decision of an unaccountable official.

There was hardly a peep out of the public or the media. Americans and the media were content for the government to summarily execute traitors and turncoats, and who better to identify traitors and turncoats than the government with all its spy programs.

The problem with this sort of thing is that once it starts, it doesn't stop. As Norris reports citing Obama regime security officials, the next stage is to criminalize dissent and criticism of the government. The May 2010 National Security Strategy states:
"We are now moving beyond traditional distinctions between homeland and national security . . . This includes a determination to prevent terrorist attacks against the American people by fully coordinating the actions that we take abroad with the actions and precautions that we take at home."
Most Americans will respond that the "indispensable" US government would never confuse an American exercising First Amendment rights with a terrorist or an enemy of the state. But, in fact, governments always have. Even one of our Founding Fathers, John Adams and the Federalist Party, had their "Alien and Sedition Acts" which targeted the Republican press.

Few with power can brook opposition or criticism, especially when it is a simple matter for those with power to sweep away constraints upon their power in the name of "national security." Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan recently explained that more steps are being taken, because of the growing number of Americans who have been "captivated by extremist ideology or causes." Notice that this phrasing goes beyond concern with Muslim terrorists.

In pursuit of hegemony over both the world and its own subjects, the US government is shutting down the First Amendment and turning criticism of the government into an act of "domestic extremism," a capital crime punishable by execution, just as it was in Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia.

Initially German courts resisted Hitler's illegal acts. Hitler got around the courts by creating a parallel court system, like the Bush regime did with its military tribunals. It won't be long before a decision of the US Supreme Court will not mean anything. Any decision that goes against the regime will simply be ignored.

This is already happening in Canada, an American puppet state. Writing for the Future of Freedom Foundation, Andy Worthington documents the lawlessness of the US trial of Canadian Omar Khadr. In January of this year, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the interrogation of Khadr constituted "state conduct that violates the principles of fundamental justice" and "offends the most basic Canadian standards about the treatment of detained youth suspects."

According to the Toronto Star, the Court instructed the government to "shape a response that reconciled its foreign policy imperatives with its constitutional obligations to Khadr," but the puppet prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, ignored the Court and permitted the US government to proceed with its lawless abuse of a Canadian citizen.

September 11 destroyed more than lives, World Trade Center buildings, and Americans' sense of invulnerability. The event destroyed American liberty, the rule of law and the US Constitution.

 

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/

Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available here. His latest book,  How America Was Lost, has just been released and can be ordered here.

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Yes, yes and yes, all this is true - and no one se... by Marika on Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 5:03:17 AM
Another excellent column! The print media often do... by Henry Pelifian on Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 11:45:11 AM
Roberts makes very valuable comments. Alas, still ... by Daniel Noel on Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 12:15:38 PM
How did Obama give "cover and protection to the te... by Tom Shire on Monday, Aug 30, 2010 at 2:59:26 PM
The "elites" who had to be the ones to trigger thi... by Ian MacLeod on Monday, Aug 30, 2010 at 3:44:58 PM
First off, I don't believe our government was behi... by Recce1 on Friday, Sep 3, 2010 at 2:00:47 AM
The 9/11 attacks have not destroyed our Constituti... by Carol Harlow on Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 1:05:38 PM
It's not just the Right Wing that's decimated our ... by Recce1 on Friday, Sep 3, 2010 at 2:21:30 AM
John Trudell, 33,000,000. The projected prison pop... by Ishmael1 on Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 1:05:58 PM
Americans have been silenced by the actions of rel... by mykl samu on Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 2:03:22 PM
"September 11 destroyed more than lives, World Tra... by hourglass on Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 6:46:53 PM
Ron Paul, Alex Jones,and Dr. Roberts may well be t... by ronheri on Saturday, Aug 28, 2010 at 1:28:05 AM
The atomic bomb program brought the Nazis to Ameri... by DEBRA HOOD on Saturday, Aug 28, 2010 at 3:47:24 PM